"REALIZING dreams, rewarding talent" was what Eagle Broadcasting Corporation's Net 25 channel did for a group of individuals who showcased their skills and topped the network's Tagisan ng Galing competition last July 27.
The singing and dancing contest conferred the Grand Champion award on Jonacris Bandillo, while the Power Duo, Edrien Oclarino, the Cosmic Angles and Nicole Francisco bagged the first, second and third runner up spots, respectively.
The awarding ceremony was held at the Net25 Studio and was graced by known local performance artists. Among the distinguised guests was Glicerio B. Santos, Jr., General Auditor of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC)
Contest winners received well over 4 million pesos in cash prizes.
Top winner Badillo, who is also known as the “Legendary Pool Player of Laguna”, thanked the network and fans who voted online for his achievement. He recevied P2 million and 34.15% from the public's SMS and online votes.
“Unang-una gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa Panginoong Diyos. Siya po ang nagkaloob sa akin ng ganitong talent at minarapat lang po na ibalik sa Kaniya ang kapurihan at tagumpay.”
He added, “Gusto ko din pong magpasalamat sa lahat ng sumuporta sa akin at sa kapwa kong contestants, pati na rin sa mga hurado. Sa lahat po ng bumubuo ng Tagisan ng Galing, sa Ka Jun Santos po, Sa lahat po ng mga viewers, sa bumoto sa aming lahat, maraming, maraming salamat po.”
Power Duo, the “Amazing Couple from Rizal”, brought home P1.5 million and garnered a score of 18.02% while Edrien Oclarino, the “Captivating Guitarist from Cavite obtained 17.64% nods and was awarded P1 million.
The other winners were given P100,000 in consolation prizes and opportunities to guest in NET25’s musical programs including Himig Ng Lahi.
"We will continue to search for, encourage, and develop local Filipino talent. Our artists are well-known around the world and our Tagisan ng Galing can be a breeding ground for those who may not have the opportunity otherwise to showcase their unique skills," Santos, Jr. noted.
The Tagisan Ng Galing Grand Finale which was aired on NET25 and on TNG’s Facebook and YouTube channels was highlighted by the performances of Ms. Kuh Ledesma, Angeline Quinto and Marcelito Pomoy. The show was jointly hosted by Imelda Papin, Marco Sison and Vina Morales.
A second holding of Tagisan was announced during the awarding "to give more opportunities for Filipinos to present their world-class talents in singing and dancing."
The Juke Box Queen Imelda Papin, OPM hitmaker Marco Sison and singer-actress Vina Morales will remain as judges to be joined by America’s Got Talent grand finalist Marcelito Pomoy.
Watch NET25 and subscribe to NET25 and Tagisan Ng Galing FB and YouTube for more updates on Tagisan Ng Galing Part 2. ###
NET25's Tagisan Ng Galing grand winners join TNG judges (from left to right) Marco Sison, Vina Morales, and Imelda Papin. Also in photo is Bro. Glicerio B. Santos, Jr. and Eagle Broadcasting Corporation President Rowena dela Fuente-Deimoy.